Gretchen Whitmer

Rainbow Flag
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer said her veto pen is ready if the Legislature sends her a bill that would outlaw flying the gay pride flag – or any other un-official flag -- at state offices. The bill was introduced after Whitmer flew the rainbow flag to commemorate Pride Week.


I-96, Highway, bridge
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The state Department of Transportation has just released a new 5-year plan to maintain and fix Michigan’s roads.


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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer says state contracts worth at least $250,000 will need the approval of a board, a tighter threshold than the $500,000 floor set by her predecessor's administration last year.

Aretha Franklin
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Michigan's governor has signed legislation honoring the late Queen of Soul with a highway designation.

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Michigan Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed legislation to allocate $15 million to a low-interest loan program to help farmers who face financial losses because wet weather is making it hard to plant crops.

Gretchen Whitmer
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Governor Gretchen Whitmer has signed a spending bill worth more than 28 million dollars. The money will be distributed to a variety of areas. 


Straits of Mackinac
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Operators of refineries in Ohio are worried that a potential shutdown of a Great Lakes oil pipeline in Michigan could push up their costs or even force them to close.

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The Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs says the number of opioids dispensed in the state decreased by 15 percent in 2018 compared with the year before.

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Governor Gretchen Whitmer says people’s safety is at stake in the debate over road funding. The governor has called for a 45-cent increase in the fuel tax to pay for repairs.


A Lansing-area freeway.
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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer has signed into law an overhaul of Michigan's car insurance system that will let drivers forego unlimited medical benefits to cover crash injuries.

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